The First Bancshares, Inc. ( FBMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 22, 2018. Shareholders who purchased FBMS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that FBMS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $39, the dividend yield is .51%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FBMS was $39, representing a -1.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.50 and a 49.43% increase over the 52 week low of $26.10.
FBMS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) and Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ). FBMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports FBMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 25%, compared to an industry average of 30.5%.